Rio Conchos is a 1964 Cinemascope Western starring Stuart Whitman, Richard Boone, Tony Franciosa, Edmund O'Brien, and in his motion picture debut, Jim Brown.
Huffaker's novel is reminiscent of both John Wayne's The Comancheros of which he co-wrote the screenplay and The Searchers. The only female role, played by Wende Wagner in a black wig, has no English dialogue but is highly convincing as are all the cast. Rio Conchos was filmed in Moab, Utah though the Conchos River and most of the action of the film takes place in Mexico.
Jerry Goldsmith's complete soundtrack was given a limited release on CD in January, 2000 by Film Score Monthly that featured a tie-in title song by Johnny Desmond.
On June 21, 2001 Shout! Factory released the film on DVD as part of a double feature with Take A Hard Ride
An ex- Confederate Army officer (Richard Boone) named Lassiter revenging himself against Apache Indians who have massacred his family recovers a stolen U.S. Army repeating rifle off some Apaches...